How to disable Restricted Area window?

  • Posted on February 20, 2014
  • igorkraevAsked by igorkraev

I installed WordPress following the article “One-click WordPress installation on Ubuntu 13.10”. After that, I login in to Restricted Area window with username and password, which are located in /root/WORDPRESS (wp-admin/ folder is protected by Apache’s .htaccess.)

But now, when I visit my site this message is showing every time. On every page.

How to disable it?


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From the main tutorial, One-Click Install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04 with DigitalOcean:

To remove the additional password prompt, you’ll need to log into your VPS instance through SSH… Once logged in, you need to update the main Apache configuration file. Open it as root with your text editor:

nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Inside, you need to find the section that deals with the “/wp-admin/” section. It should look like this

<DirectoryMatch ^.*/wp-admin/>
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Please login to your droplet via SSH for login details."
    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd
    Require valid-user

This entire section can be commented out by placing the “#” character before each line, like this:

#<DirectoryMatch ^.*/wp-admin/>
#    AuthType Basic
#    AuthName "Please login to your droplet via SSH for login details."
#    AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd
#    Require valid-user

Once this is complete, you can restart Apache for your new changes to take affect.

service apache2 restart

This should remove the additional password prompt from the administrative areas, which is usually okay since WordPress itself can handle authentication.

I don’t know if you guys changed it before but I also had to change permission from wp-admin folder and wp-login.php file.

Very thanks @kamaln7 , its works now.